Spot On Media produces anti-bullying Video starring Joey King
From the producers of “Crossroad” comes “The Eulogy of Ivy O’Connor,” a video created to raise awareness for STOMPOutBullying.org, the dangers of bullying and to encourage by-standers to stand up for its victims.
BULLYING & SUICIDE STATISTICS
* Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
* Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
* A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.
* Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.
* Some schools or regions have more serious problems with bullying and suicide related to bullying. This may be due to an excessive problem with bullying at the school. It could also be related to the tendency of students who are exposed to suicide to consider suicide themselves.
* Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating
* Talking about or showing an interest in death or dying
Engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, including reckless behavior, substance abuse, or self injury
* Giving away favorite possessions and saying goodbye to people
* Saying or expressing that they can’t handle things anymore
* Making comments that things would be better without them
If a person is displaying these symptoms, talk to them about your concerns and get them help right away, such as from a counselor, doctor, or at the emergency room.
For more tips and resources, visit Stomp Out Bullying
Spot On Media Video:
Agency + Production Company: http://www.spotonmediatv.com
Directed by: Shervin Youssefian
Written by: Sophie Jordan http://www.sophiejordan.net/
Creative Director: Danny Simonzad
Executive Producer: David Dginguerian
I want to take a moment to share with you about Submit: The Documentary, which is a powerful documentary about bullying, especially cyber bullying. We recommend the Classroom version.
Bullying is NOT new. There isn’t a person living today, no matter how old they are, that doesn’t remember being bullied or being the bully in the past. It’s been a part of life ever since sin entered the picture. There are things that can be done to help, especially by saying NO to being a part of it, and protecting the ones being bullied. Being a friend to someone being bullied is a fabulous idea.
As parents, it’s so important to discuss the issue ahead of time with your children and teach them to rise above the hurting words and actions of others.
So many people are being persecuted (bullied) for their faith in other countries, and some day it will come to America too. We need to learn to rise about the hurtful actions/words of others (as adults AND children). God will help us if we ask.
I have to share 1 more true story with you – it used to be on the internet and the most powerful story I’ve ever seen/heard but I can’t find it anywhere. Little girl (about 5-6 years old) goes to a new school and is treated FANTASTIC until the female teacher sees her parents. They are an interracial couple.
The attitude of the teacher turns terrible, treats the little girl awful, not allowing anyone to talk to her, calling her names and even picking her up and shaking her harshly…
Each day this little girl would go home and cry out to God in prayer, literally in her closet about the situation. She never told her parents.
This went on for a very long time and the little girl didn’t understand why God wasn’t doing anything to help her.
One day she went to school and there was a substitute teacher who told the class that their normal teacher would no longer be their teacher because she had been in a terrible car accident and broke her neck.
The little girl eventually went outside to ask God if He had done this to her teacher and the reply was, “She wasn’t one of Mine.”
Let that story sink in – sometimes it takes awhile for an answer and sometimes the answer isn’t what we really want, but don’t ever lose hope.
His mercies are new EVERY morning. Don’t give up – your life might be terrible right now, but tomorrow is another day and you never know what might happen the very next day. Be patient and really focus on the things that are going well in your life. We all have much to be thankful for!
And don’t forget to PRAY.
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